Hibiscus forum: Winter Hibiscus Discussion

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Dec 21, 2016 5:27 PM CST
Well, today is the first day of Winter, time to start a new discussion thread. Although there are still colder days to come, rejoice in the fact that from now until mid June, each day will be a little longer than the previous day. Hurray!
I know there will not be a lot going on to talk about until it gets closer to spring, but if anything of interest comes up feel free to discuss it here. This would also be a good place to talk about your experiences, successes or failures of the past year and plans for the future.
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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Dec 22, 2016 3:30 PM CST
Yessiree, I will be counting until spring arrives. nodding
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 26, 2016 2:34 PM CST
Well my potted Hibiscus are still sitting outside and doing pretty good so far. They have been through two light freezes of 30 and 32 degrees with wind chill in the twenties. Two of them now have buds on them.


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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
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Deebie
Dec 26, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Jay, are those tropical hibiscus'?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 26, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Yes, there both Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 27, 2016 7:33 PM CST
Horntoad said:Well my potted Hibiscus are still sitting outside and doing pretty good so far. They have been through two light freezes of 30 and 32 degrees with wind chill in the twenties. Two of them now have buds on them.


Well, they bloomed today.

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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Dec 27, 2016 9:41 PM CST
Pretty blossoms. The 2nd looks like Painted Lady. Apparently these plants can take more cold than plant guides indicate. I have a couple of my hibiscus sitting in the garage next to the wall near the doors. When the doors are open, they get plenty of sunlight. But when we get temps in the 20s for several nights in a row, I'll have to move them away from the door and may even have to bring them indoors. It does not freeze in the garage, so I may just move them further into the garage and cover them, if needed.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 27, 2016 10:13 PM CST
Deebie said:Pretty blossoms. The 2nd looks like Painted Lady. Apparently these plants can take more cold than plant guides indicate.

You are correct, that is 'Painted Lady'. Some cultivars may be more sensitive, but common garden Hibiscus are grown in the ground around here. Here's one I photographed today that has been grown it that spot for years. I see them all over the area.

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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
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Deebie
Dec 28, 2016 11:11 AM CST
Thank You! for sharing that tidbit and photo. Lovey dubby I feel a little zone envy coming on. Green Grin! We get frequent frosts here, so the hibiscus plants will have to be protected. I should leave one of my common ones under the eaves and only bring them in when temps dive into the 20s, to see how well it or if it survives our winter. I'll see if I have another that I can plant in the ground in a microclimate, cut it back and mulch it very well. If the rootstock survives, that should be good enough, as these plants flower on new growth. What do you think? I am in zone 8a - SE by the way.

I know that slightly south of here, even in Charleston and Beaufort, SC (zone 8b), they can be grown in the ground, although the tips may get frost damaged. Of course both cities are closer to the coast (warmer air temps) than I am. Sighing!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Dec 29, 2016 3:13 PM CST
'Painted Lady' gave me a twofer today.

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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Dec 29, 2016 3:58 PM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 29, 2016 5:19 PM CST
I got new Hibiscus in the mail today.
Hibiscus arnottianus subsp. punaluuensis

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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Dec 29, 2016 5:45 PM CST
Oooo! Lovey dubby
Would you believe, I was just crushing on some images of that species about 40 minutes ago! Hilarious!
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Dec 30, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Wow! Those leaves look huge. Congrats on your newest acquisition. Thumbs up
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Dec 30, 2016 7:20 PM CST
Those leaves are about 4" long on an 18" tall plant. According to the description the leaves on a mature plant can get up to 10".
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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Dec 31, 2016 9:53 AM CST
That's amazing! Keep us posted on it's progress, especially when it blooms. Thumbs up
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jan 21, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Have you guys seen the amazing color on this Hibiscus cannabinus? Sadly, it's not for sale. Sad

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jan 21, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Wow, that is nice.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 21, 2017 2:50 PM CST
I agree
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Mar 2, 2017 7:10 PM CST
I noticed earlier this week that my Texas Star in the front yard is putting out new growth. I just remembered to take a couple of photos yesterday because a friend on the list sent me a photo of his barely starting to show.

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